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Pa. police chief's son charged for alleged road rage incident

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:18

Pa. police chief's son charged for alleged road rage incidentAuthorities say the son of a Pennsylvania police chief was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at detectives in an apparent road rage incident.


California high school drops mascot criticized by Arab-American group

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:05
(Reuters) - A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after criticism from Arab-Americans that they played on harmful stereotypes, a group advocating for the change said on Monday. Coachella Valley High School agreed to use a new image of a stoic-looking Arab man to represent its sports teams, dubbed "the Arabs," said Abed Ayoub, a spokesman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which worked with the school to choose the new logo.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:00
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Retired Associated Press newsman dies in NY at 76

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:59
NEW YORK (AP) — A former newsman who worked for The Associated Press for 39 years has died in New York. Bruce Hodgman was 76.

Arrest in fatal stabbing of NYC homeowner

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:19
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man suspected of burglarizing a home and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been arrested.

Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:11

French President Francois Hollande, right, shakes hand with President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, after a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Bank chief Mario Draghi called in a speech last month for fiscal policies to support growth, a departure from the ECB's implicit support for austerity. No immediate steps were expected but the bank has begun work on a program to buy asset-backed securities. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.


6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:01
DALLAS (AP) — A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday

Woman shot in the leg in Germantown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:53

Woman shot in the leg in GermantownAuthorities say a woman was wounded in a shooting in Philadelphia's Germantown section.


School mourns Council Rock students killed in Poconos crash

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:38

School mourns Council Rock students killed in Poconos crashA Bucks County community is mourning the loss of three Council Rock High School South students who were killed over the weekend in an SUV crash near the Poconos.


Portland police shoot suspected carjacker by I-84

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:36
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A police officer shot a man who was pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, and the ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway.

Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:10
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:30
CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show.

Family worries about detained missionary's health

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:29

Kenneth Bae, a American tour guide and missionary serving a 15-year sentence, detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has given foreign media access to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and watched by officials as they spoke, called for Washington to send a representative to negotiate for their freedom. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who's isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain.


Car overturns, strikes utility pole in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:23

Car overturns, strikes utility pole in North PhiladelphiaA woman was injured when a vehicle crashed, striking a utility pole in North Philadelphia.


Flames destroys landmark dry cleaning business in Roxborough

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:19

Flames destroys landmark dry cleaning business in RoxboroughA landmark dry cleaning business went up in flames early Monday in Philadelphia's Roxborough section.


US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:17

FOR RELEASE MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014, AT 4 P.M.- FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo, a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables are displayed for sale at a market in Washington. A 12-year study released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, shows a steady improvement in American's eating habits, but food choices remain less than ideal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.


Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:56

Kenneth Bae, with his daughter Natalie, and son Jonathan, is pictured in this undated family handout photoBy James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U.S. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as "urgent." The men said they were being treated humanely but asked the U.S. Responding to the interviews, the U.S.


Fire forces evacuations at apartment complex in Cheltenham

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:50

Fire forces evacuations at apartment complex in CheltenhamA fire forced people out of their homes at a Montgomery County apartment complex.


Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:50

President Obama hugs Chris Harris, Vice President of United Steel Workers Local 2-209, after being introduced at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Milwaukee. Obama renewed his call for an increase in the minimum wage. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.


Hamels, Phils pitch combined no-hitter against Atlanta

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 04:47

Hamels, Phils pitch combined no-hitter against AtlantaCole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.